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Quick Facts

Canyon Trail

Beginning Elevation: 4,375 Feet (1363.8 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 50 Feet (15.6 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 4,375 Feet (1363.8 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: No
Length, Round Trip: 1.75 Miles (2.92 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Late Fall
Usage: Heavy in Spring and Fall
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle




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General Description

All of the trails in this canyon link in some way or another. What is great about this is you can make your hike as long or short as you like. The Canyon Trail begins at the picnic area and leads through Vogel Canyon. The path passes ranching ruins and rock art as it winds through the canyon.

Directions from La Junta: Drive south on Highway 109 for 13 miles to County Road 802. Turn right (west) on to 802 and travel one mile to a sign for Vogel Canyon. Turn left (south) and drive two miles to the picnic area.



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Geology Canyon Trail
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Canyon Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Canyon Trail
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Canyon Trail
Yes
ICON Picnicking Vogel Canyon Picnic Area
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Canyon Trail
Yes



Related Activities
Mesa Trail - This trail leads 2.25 miles west connecting the Canyon Trail to the Prairie Trail at Vogel Canyon Picnic Area.

Overlook Trail - This trail leads one mile roundtrip to an overlook of Vogel Canyon and is wheelchair accessible.

Prairie Trail - The Prairie Trail begins a short distance north of Vogel Canyon Picnic Area on the Barlow & Sanderson Stage Road.

Vogel Canyon Picnic Area - Vogel Canyon Picnic Area provides an opportunity for families and individuals to spend a day hiking, picnicking, viewing scenery and inspecting archaeological sites.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Pike and San Isabel National Forests, 1920 Valley Drive , Pueblo, CO, 81008, Phone: 719-545-8737

Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, 302 North Santa Fe Drive, P.O. Box 697 , Pueblo, CO, 81003, Phone: 800-233-3446, www.pueblochamber.org

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